When Christenberry H. Abernathy was born in 1854, in Georgia, United States, his father, James Abernathy, was 42 and his mother, Lucinda Allison, was 37. He married Ruth Ann Adams on 9 January 1875, in White, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in District 268, Hall, Georgia, United States in 1900 and Lula, Hall, Georgia, United States in 1920. He died on 22 November 1936, in Hall, Georgia, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Gillsville, Hall, Georgia, United States.
Scottish: habitational name from Abernethy in southeastern Perthshire. The placename is of Pictish origin, meaning ‘mouth of the river Nethy’.
History: This was the name of a cadet branch of MacDuff earls of Fife and one of the surnames of the Scots who settled in northern Ireland during the ‘plantation’ in the 17th century, and it was brought to the US as the name of a Southern plantation owner (in a different sense of the word ‘plantation’).
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